Cowboy Parent Courier

February 5, 2021

Message from Dr. Epperson

Good luck to our UIL academic teams as they wrap up their competition this weekend! So far the students are doing great. These students always represent our school so well. Good luck!


Our PTO is hosting a luncheon for our teachers on Friday, February 12th. We are so thankful for a wonderful community that consistently takes care of our students and teachers. If you haven't made a donation to PTO this year, any donation to assist in their efforts to support our school are appreciated. You can donate online. PTO DONATION


We are excited about spirit week next week! We hope everyone joins in the fun.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Student Council Spirit Week

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Please do not send deliveries for students to the school. We ask students to exchange gifts at home, and any large items (giant stuffed animals, flowers, balloons) that happen to show up at school will be kept in a room on campus to be picked up at the end of the day.

February 19 FINAL YEARBOOK SALES DEADLINE!

We have received several calls and emails from parents who missed the Jan. 29 deadline to order a yearbook. Grace being a prevalent theme in the past year, Jostens is extending it to us. You must order by Friday, Feb. 19 to get your student’s copy of the historical account of an unbelievable year. Remember, that Jostens provides a credit card payment plan for those concerned about spending this month. You may order online at jostensyearbooks.com.

8th Grade Parents: McKinney High School AVID Information

Is your child planning to be successful in college but you know they might need some support along the way? They should apply to be in AVID! This is a college prep course that focuses on organization, study skills and effective collaboration. AVID is a year-long elective course offered for all 9th-12th graders.

For more information, watch this quick video!


MHS AVID Applications are due February 26, by 3:00pm.

Author Visit News

We are so excited to share with our CMS community that we will be hosting author Nathan Hale as a visitor to our campus on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Mr. Hale is the author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American history “Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales,” as well as numerous other published books. All CMS students will have the opportunity to hear Mr. Hale speak that day and learn from his experiences as an author.

As part of his visit, Mr. Hale will be signing books for students who choose to purchase them ahead of time. Signed book orders are due on Monday, February 8th; no late orders will be accepted. Books that are brought from home or purchased elsewhere will not have an opportunity to be signed the day of the author visit. All order forms and money must be turned in to the CMS Learning Commons/Library by the end of the day on February 8th.

If you have questions, you can email our Media Resource Specialist, Mrs. Scott at lscott@mckinneyisd.net.


BOOK ORDER FORM

Calendar Update: Asynchronous Learning Days

The following dates will be designated for asynchronous learning. Student will not be required to log into Zoom courses with the teacher. Teachers will provide independent work in Canvas.

February 16

March 15

April 12

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Contact your student's counselor to register for Acceleration Courses

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Theater News

Come check out this year’s UIL one-act play, The Radio Play Disaster! The play has public performances on February 11 and 12 at 7pm on Zoom. There is also an Alternate performance on Feb 11th at 8pm. Family tickets are $7 and individual tickets are $3. Wish the cast & crew “break a leg!” as we take this show to the UIL One-Act Play Festival on February 13th. Go here to buy your ticket before they sell out!www.cockrilltheatre.ludus.com

The Radio Play Disaster synopsis: Self-proclaimed genius Harlan Bean is ready to make history with her science-fiction radio masterpiece Battle of the Planets. But when the broadcast is in the hands of an ambitious actress with her own vision for her character, several terrified last-minute replacements jumping in, and a disgruntled sound engineer out for revenge, the mayhem in the studio makes an alien invasion look like a piece of cake.

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CMS Spirit Wear

Our Spirit Store is always open!


👉 Spirit Store Link: https://1stplacespiritwear.com/partner/94810

Technology Support

*New* MISD Laptop Help Desk Site Available Online...

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You can donate to our PTO

Our PTO does not collect annual membership fees. Every family is part of our CMS and PTO community! If you would like to support our PTO with a monetary contribution, you can visit this LINK at any time and make a donation. Our school appreciates you!!